1. London International Mime Festival
Venue: Barbican Centre
The renowned London International Mime Festival is an immersive theatrical experience that will showcase the captivating performances of four international companies. The visitors will witness some fantastic forms of artistry — from enchanting puppet shows to mesmerising live animations. London International Mime Festival will span from late January to mid-February — with a promise to engage and enthral audiences. Tickets are priced at £18.00 for adults and £9.00 for children and will grant access to various creative and unique theatrical displays within the festival.
2. Chinese New Year 2024
Venue: Central London
The Chinese New Year celebrations in Central London mark the advent of the Year of the Dragon. Organised by the London Chinatown Chinese Association, this cultural extravaganza will feature colourful parades, traditional Chinese performances, and various Chinese street food items. It’s a free-entry event that draws thousands of visitors every year. The Chinese New Year festivities in London usually spread across the West End, from Shaftesbury Avenue to Trafalgar Square.
3. Accidentally Wes Anderson: The Exhibition
Venue: 85 Old Brompton Road
The Accidentally Wes Anderson exhibition in London invites visitors on a captivating visual journey through over 200 photographs capturing real-life settings — adorned with Wes Anderson’s distinctive aesthetic. This exhibition echoes Anderson’s iconic style, and attendees visiting can explore various themed rooms with symmetrical scenes and pastel hues reminiscent of Anderson’s filmography on display. Tickets are priced between £12.99 and £13.99.
4. London Motorcycle Show
Location: ExCeL London
As the name suggests, The London Motorcycle Show is set to be a haven for motorcycle enthusiasts. Bike-fanatics can expect potential 2024 two-wheeler launches, the latest models from various manufacturers, nerve-wracking racing events, and numerous biking gear and accessories on display. This dynamic show at ExCeL London promises a thrilling experience, with ticket prices starting at £22.00.
5. Inter-Livery Pancake Race
Location: Guildhall Yard
The Inter-Livery Pancake Race in February is a delightful yet quirky London tradition where all related Liveries of London members compete in a fun pancake-flipping race. As all the participants clad in traditional attire showcase their pancake-flipping skills, this event promises a fun-filled atmosphere. The good news is it’s a free-to-attend jovial spirit event.
6. Bubble Planet
Location: Wembley Park
Immerse yourself in a world of bubble-themed rooms with Bubble Planet in Wembley Park this new year. Smartly designed for all ages — from vibrant displays to interactive installations — this experience can be marked as one of the most delightful experiences in February 2024. Ticket options start from £13.90, with special packages available.
7. The London Classic Car Show
Location: Olympia London
The London Classic Car Show at Olympia London will celebrate automotive classics with a beautiful display of antique cars from various eras as well as manufacturers. Moto-enthusiasts will have the chance to witness and admire beautifully restored, iconic vehicles while gaining quick insights into the evolution of automobile engineering. For those interested, ticket prices start at £27.50.
8. Kew Orchid Festival
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Hosted at the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Kew Orchid Festival is set to celebrate Madagascar’s biodiversity through a distinct display of rare orchids. This orchid festival will have stunning floral exhibits on display, and visitors can enjoy an event filled with music, dance performances, and various culinary experiences. Tickets are priced from £20.00 (including access to the festival and additional evening activities).
9. 2-for-1 Roller Skating
Location: Wembley Park
Roller skating enthusiasts, this one’s for you! Make the most of discounted roller skating lessons at Wembley Park’s pop-up roller rink. What’s more? Specially designed 2-for-1 offers on selected days make it an attractive option for everyone attending. Tickets are priced at £8.00 for adults and £4.00 for children.
10. Sculpture in the City 2024
Location: Various London city locations
Sculpture in the City is returning to showcase contemporary public artworks across the City of London. This exhibition will feature some of the unique monumental sculptures and vibrant art pieces – all displayed against the urban city’s backdrop. Entry for all visitors is free, and you can embark on a self-guided tour to explore these artistic installations.
11. Houses of Parliament Guided Tour
Location: Westminster Abbey
This February, experience an insightful guided tour of the UK Parliament, covering iconic locations like the House of Commons, House of Lords, and Westminster Hall. Led by expert guides, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the history, governance, and functioning of the UK Parliament in this 90-minute tour. The tour includes audio headsets for the ultimate engaging experience.